In 2018 the Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun—and is now accepting applications for food and merchandise vendors, arts and crafts vendors, Children’s Area vendors, and entertainers to join in the celebration! All prospective vendors and performers must submit online applications by March 16
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced distributions totaling $275,000 to 146 different charities and non-profit organizations. The 2017 figure brings the Garlic Festival’s 39-year total distributions to $11.5 million.
Home chefs can bring home the flavor of the Gilroy Garlic Festival by preparing the winning dish from the 2017 Great Garlic Cook-Off, one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur cooking contests. This year’s winner, Naylet LaRochelle, travelled from Miami, Florida to dazzle the panel of judges with her original recipe
The 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival welcomed 102,667 guests from around the world to Christmas Hill Park this past weekend to enjoy tasty garlic food, live entertainment, celebrity chef appearances, and family fun.
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival President Mike Zukowski said, “Our vision for 2017 was to go bigger, better, and bolder—and we definitely did that!
Professional chefs will face off in the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown cooking competition at high noon on Sunday, July 30, at the 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Each contestant will have to prepare two entrees and side dishes using a top-secret ingredient (along with plenty of garlic, of course).
Organizers of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, already known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, have proclaimed this year’s event on July 28, 29, and 30 as “bigger, better and bolder than ever before.” Thousands of garlic lovers from across the globe are expected to attend
Eight amateur chefs from across the United States have been selected to compete in the 2017 Great Garlic Cook-Off, one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur cooking contests. The eight finalists were selected from a field of more than 100 entries and will prepare their own original recipes
Shaun O’Neale, a popular Las Vegas DJ and Winner of MasterChef Season 7 on FOX, has a busy schedule planned for the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival. On Friday, July 28, O’Neale will serve as emcee for the Champions for Charity cooking competition
Maggie Pickford was crowned the 2017 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 13 at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. Queen Maggie and her court will represent the 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival at numerous pre-Festival activities
Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers recently announced that Emmy-award-winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis will be appearing at the Festival on Sunday, July 30. Giada De Laurentiis will emcee the Garlic Showdown, the Iron Chef-style competition in which professional chefs battle
On Saturday, July 29, seasoned professionals will face off in the Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge, officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Teams will compete for $7,500, trophies, and bragging rights—not to mention the coveted People’s Choice awards.
Diane Grosman from Winter Haven, Florida was named the winner of the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest. As First Place winner, Grosman receives a $500 prize, and prints of her winning design will be available for sale during the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is accepting recipe submissions for the 2017 Great Garlic Cook-Off amateur cooking competition now through May 1. Eight finalists will be selected to compete on stage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 29, 2017 for the coveted garlic crown and a grand prize of $5,000.